Employee Spotlight, Chris Horst

Before becoming the President of George’s Furniture, Chris Horst spent ten years in the automotive engineering industry in the 90s and early 2000s. He has now been working for George’s for 12 years. Chris married George’s daughter, Juanita, in July of 2000 and became part of the family business. In 2006, Chris and Juanita decided to take over the family business causing a change in careers for Chris.

During the first three years, Chris learned the craft itself.  He trained directly with a master craftsman and developed a passion for woodworking and the beauty of hardwood furniture.  Chris says, “Knowing what goes into each piece gives you an appreciation for the skill and craftsmanship that is needed to design and craft a dream piece of furniture for our customers.  Our customers become part of the business and a part of our family.”

Chris loves to see the customers’ reactions when they see their handcrafted furniture for the first time.  It makes all the hard work that goes into each individual piece well worth it.

The project Chris enjoyed the most was designing and building a special bookcase for a small apartment which allowed cables to run through the unit, hidden by the woodwork and attached to the apartment wall for stability.

In his free time, Chris teaches a homeschooled Physics class once a week. He also enjoys reading and taking trips in the outdoors—including camping, biking, and hiking.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival: Win Tickets!

Sugarloaf Craft Festival: Win Tickets!

George’s Furniture is thrilled to announce that we will be showcasing our one-of-a-kind handmade, hardwood Lancaster County made furniture and home accessories at the traveling Sugarloaf Craft Festival from March to April of 2018. And guess what? You’ll have the chance before each show to win FREE tickets—and one lucky person will receive a $50 gift certificate to use at our booth!

The Rules:
1. Follow our Facebook and keep your eyes peeled—we’ll post about the current contest for the upcoming show, as well as contest deadlines.
2. One contest question will be posted before each show.
3. Head on over to www.georgesfurniturepa.com to find the answer.
4. Five (5) winners will be selected at a time, and one lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to our booth for the upcoming show! Each winner receives two (2) tickets to the show.

Show Dates:
March 2-4: Edison, NJ
March 16-18: Oaks, PA
March 23-25: Chantilly, VA
April 20-22: Gaithersburg, MD
April 27-29: Timonium, PA

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Founded in 1976, the Sugarloaf Craft Festival is a maker-based event focusing on unique, high-quality artisans and their handcrafted work. Each show features 200-350 talented artists and attracts over 200,000 total shoppers! These shoppers spend more than a total of $2 million each year on products from the incredible artisans taking part in the event.

We hope to see you all there!

Employee Spotlight, Ava Lee

Former co-owner of George’s Furniture, Ava Lee Martin, has been involved with the company in various ways for 47 years.

It all started by supporting her woodworking artist husband, George. Although she has never manufactured furniture herself, she has truly enjoyed witnessing all of the unique projects coming to fruition. For many years, Ava Lee managed the showroom, answering phones, giving woodshop tours and scheduling furniture deliveries.  For Ava Lee, the best part of working for George’s Furniture has been seeing all of the happy customers who come back for more handmade furniture to complete their homes.

Aside from supporting the business in any way possible, in her free time, Ava Lee enjoys flower and vegetable gardening and playing the piano. George’s Furniture is very thankful for her many years of dedicated service.

“Won’t Tip Over” Rocking Chair

“Won’t Tip Over” Rocking Chair

In 1972, when George was young, he tipped his mother’s rocking chair so far back he hit his head! He made it a life goal to create a rocking chair that would not tip. Here at George’s Furniture, our “Won’t Tip Over” Rocking Chair solves this problem!

This rocking chair comes in various sizes and you can even choose the style of arms, woods, and finishes. All of our rocking chairs are the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in due to their low center of gravity, allowing for a slow and gentle rocking motion. The comfortable contoured seat means no cushion is necessary. The spindle-back style cylindrical bars give plenty of support to your back, ensuring a comfortable and high quality rocking experience.

For more information about our rocking chairs, or to place a custom order for one, call us today at 1-800-799-1685!

 

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George’s Furniture Slanted Stool

George’s Furniture Slanted Stool

The George’s Furniture slanted stool can be custom made to match the wood and finish of your amazing non-tipping spindle-back rocking chair. The slanted stool to designed at the precise angle for maximum comfort. The motion of a rocking chair has proven to be very calming to the soul.

The George’s Furniture slanted stool is perfect to place your feet on for a relaxing resting position, and it can even be slid under your customized “rocking recliner” for storage!

For more information about our slanted stools and rocking chairs, or to place a custom order for either one, call us today at 1-800-799-1685!

Experience Soothing Comfort With Our Rocking Chairs

Experience Soothing Comfort With Our Rocking Chairs

The motion of a rocking chair has proven to be very calming to the soul. The rhythmic motion of sitting in a rocking chair is reminiscent of being comforted by a soothing touch. Here at George’s Furniture, our variety of spindleback rocking chairs are the perfect addition to any room of your house—the nursery, your office, living room, your patio, or even your sunroom.

Our rocking chairs, which we actually call “rocking recliners,” come in various sizes and you can even choose the style of arms, woods, and finishes. Our rocking chairs are the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in due to their low center of gravity, allowing for a slow and gentle rocking motion. The comfortable contoured seat means no cushion is necessary. The most amazing aspect of these rocking recliners is that they are tip-proof. The spindle-back style cylindrical rungs give plenty of support to your back, ensuring a comfortable and high quality rocking experience.

For more information about our rocking chairs, or to place a custom order for one, call us today at 1-800-799-1685!

Employee Spotlight, Bob Aungst

Employee Spotlight, Bob Aungst

Shop Foreman Bob Aungst has been with George’s Furniture for 32 years. Bob has always enjoyed the pleasures of woodworking, so when George’s Furniture offered him a job, he wanted to give it a try as a career.

Before Bob worked at George’s, his family used the meadow on the furniture business’s property to pasture their heifers. Bob and George got to know one another as Bob would come to the wood shop to collect shavings for his cattle bedding, as well as visiting the showroom that was located in Elizabethtown.

Bob’s favorite part of working for George’s Furniture is watching a piece of rough lumber transform into a beautiful piece of handmade furniture. His absolute favorite project was a specially designed raised panel rolltop desk.

In his free time, Bob enjoys gardening and hunting.

Display at 102nd PA Farm Show 2018

Display at 102nd PA Farm Show 2018

George’s Furniture is excited to announce that we have been selected to display a variety of handcrafted items at the 102nd PA Farm Show this weekend. The 2018 show runs from January 6 to 13 at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

The Wood Mobile will be sponsoring the display and we are thrilled to partner with them once again. The Wood Mobile has requested George’s Furniture—as well as other wood businesses—to display something unique. We will be showing our walnut blend extension table, as well as our hickory coffee table and end tables. Our unique walnut blend grain is extremely eye-catching and will definitely be a great conversation starter at gatherings in your home. Our walnut blend extension table can grow up to 13 or 21 feet long!

We hope you enjoy seeing our one-of-a-kind, handmade furniture up close! We know you’ll enjoy the beauty of the natural wood grain.

Gather Around Our Table

Gather Around Our Table

The new year has arrived, and along with it comes a refreshing opportunity to restart. The staff at George’s Furniture loves this time of year—not only for its optimistic nature but for the crisp winter air that surrounds us during this season.

What better way to usher in 2018 than to invest in our handcrafted, nationally recognized “Just Keeps Growing” extension table for your dining room. This custom-built hardwood table is designed with love to meet all of your family’s dining and entertaining needs. This cozy addition to your home begins at 42 inches wide and 50 inches long, but can quickly and easily be transformed into an extension table capable of growing to a length of 21 feet.

We realize that family and friends may come and go, so a lengthy table may not always be necessary. A table that “grows” is perfect for all occasions throughout this new year. We have matching storage racks or cabinets available which provide you with a compact and convenient place to store your extension leaves until your next big family gathering.

Start the new year off right by treating your family to a product of the highest quality—one that will serve not only your dining and gathering needs, but a long-lasting heirloom which can be passed down through generations.

Give us a call today at 1-800-799-1685, and allow us to design your perfect table.  

Employee Spotlight, Anthony Heisey

Employee Spotlight, Anthony Heisey

Designer and Salesman Anthony Heisey has been working for George’s Furniture for 29 years. “My great grandfather, grandfather, and father all had an interest in trees and woodworking,” he explains. His childhood home had a small shop in the basement which he used, and he enjoyed shop classes for his four-year high school career.

The team at George’s Furniture work together to produce high quality pieces, keeping each other accountable to the handcrafted standards. Anthony has thoroughly enjoyed the projects that have crossed his path, but one in particular that stands out is the walnut and maple laminated crutches he built to a custom size. He’s also had the chance to design a coffee table that was a display for a snake.

When he’s not designing furniture or assisting customers, Anthony enjoys being involved with the Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster. He also enjoys the outdoors—hiking, biking, bird watching, and kayaking—as well as his small fish pond which he enjoys maintaining.